October 2017

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month

October is National Dyslexia Awareness Month. All across the country, communities will be making efforts to spotlight a range of dyslexic needs, struggles, and signs.

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Debunking the Myths about Dyslexia

Debunking the Myths about Dyslexia

Many people think letter reversal is a defining part of dyslexia. Yet it is common among all children in the early stages of writing development. Discover the many myths and misconceptions surrounding dyslexia and learn to separate fact from fiction.

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Unidentified Dyslexia Can Take a Heavy Toll

Unidentified Dyslexia Can Take a Heavy Toll

A 5th grade teacher discusses the dangers of unidentified dyslexia and the toll it can take on students, both psychologically and in their work.

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Special Education 101 and Dyslexia

Special Education 101 and Dyslexia

Learn the steps you can take to be more comfortable identifying your child's specific needs in an educational setting.

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2017 Annual IDA Conference

Early Screening Is Possible, Is Predictive, and Is Promising!

Joanne M. Pierson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP and colleagues Katie Squires, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-CL, and Lauren Katz, Ph.D., CCC-SLP will present at the 2017 IDA Conference in Atlanta on Thursday, November 9 at 10 am. Their presentation covers the Predictive Early Assessment of Reading and Language (PEARL), a new screening tool released for use with preschool children. Using a dynamic assessment approach, the PEARL can be used to predict which students will struggle with phonological awareness skills and subsequently offer earlier intervention to help mitigate reading difficulties in later grades.

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Success Story: Henry Franks

Henry Franks

Product Designer

Award-winning designer Henry Franks incorporates dyslexia into his work. He is widely recognized for his series of “Dyslexia Objects,” remodeled household items designed to be dyslexia friendly.

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15 Ways to Build Bridges with School Staff

15 Ways to Build Bridges with School Staff

You and your child's school staff form an important team for your child's academic achievement. Here are 15 tips to help you develop a strong, positive relationship with your child's teachers and support staff.

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Free Audiobook Downloads Available Through the End of October

Free Audiobook Downloads Available Through the End of October

There are only a few weeks left to download three free audiobooks courtesy of Penguin Random House Audio Publishing.

Reading Difficulties and The Pediatric Ophthalmologist

Reading Difficulties and The Pediatric Ophthalmologist

This 2017 research article further disproves the common misconception that dyslexia is associated with vision problems, and offers insight to what parents and doctors can do better.